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WWE News: SmackDown Live’s Weekly YouTube Report (6/12/18)

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As we all know, social media and other outlets have become a huge means of drawing in interaction and viewers for WWE. Most people will point to television ratings like they did during the Monday Night Wars in the late 1990’s, however that can be skewed with so many various means of watching today that do not include cable television.

As you’ve become accustomed to, here is this week’s SmackDown Live YouTube Report (2:30PM EST, 6/14/18):

  1. 10-Woman Tag Team Match – 921k views
  2. Rusev vs. Samoa Joe w/Special Referee The Miz – 798k views
  3. Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – 770k views
  4. Women’s MITB Match Summit – 732k views
  5. Daniel Bryan vs. Shelton Benjamin – 582k views
  6. Asuka & The Miz make demands to Paige – 462k views
  7. Jerry Lawler interviews WWE Champion AJ Styles – 174k views

For the second week in a row now, none of SmackDown Live’s YouTube clips reach the million mark, although they edged a little closer at the top. With this week’s RAW drawing huge numbers and having six of the its top seven reach at least one million, this has to be classified as a big disappointment.

Last week’s number one spot pulled 907k views, which was the MITB contract signing between Styles and Nakamura. This week, the blue brand’s main event featuring the entire Women’s Division in a 10-Woman Tag Team match claims the first spot with 921k views. Time and time again I’ve spoken on interest for MITB helping segments to a degree and while I think that’s the case here, as well as with the opening segment at number four, the fact that other matches in our top seven couldn’t beat this out is shocking to me.

Numbers two through five are the rest of the action we got on SmackDown Live, plus our opening segment, but certainly not in the order you would anticipate or what some people have tried conditioning me to believe. The blue brand’s top babyface, Daniel Bryan, falls all the way to number five this week and doesn’t come anywhere near his rough average of a million views. Is it the opponent? Is it lack of interest in the product in general? It definitely wasn’t because the match was less than stellar.

Number three is also what I’ve been told is a “heavy hitter” in Jeff Hardy, but what’s the story here then? It’s a first-time ever match between two bonafide Superstars, so all the ingredients are there. “Jeff Hardy has consistently drawn big numbers since his return”. That’s what I was told when I gave credit a few weeks back to Daniel Bryan for being the reason their match drew so well. So again, what happened here?

Lastly, another week brings more low numbers for WWE Champion, ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles. ‘The House That AJ Styles Built’ has been without its architect (all due respect to Seth Rollins) in the ring for a number of weeks now, which has seemingly destroyed his YouTube views. For a man who is arguably the best wrestler in the world and one of the WWE’s most profitable Superstars, hopefully it’s sooner rather than later we get to see him back where he belongs on this list.

 

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MLW News: PCO vs. Brody King Added To MLW’s War Games In September

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With Major League Wrestling’s big War Games event rapidly approaching on September 6th from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the card continues to fill up as today MLW has announced that Brody King will take on PCO:

BOUNTY HUNTER BRODY KING RUMBLES WITH PCO AT MLW’S SEPTEMBER 6 FORT LAUDERDALE FUSION TV TAPING

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – What happens when a 6’5” bounty hunter takes on the “French Canadian Frankenstein”? Wrestling fans will find out September 6th as Brody King vs. Pierre Carl Ouellet (“PCO”) has been signed for MLW WAR GAMES® at Fort Lauderdale’s War Memorial Auditorium! 

The super card will also feature a FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.  

Ticket start at just $10. You can purchase tickets now at MLWgo.com.

The resurrection of PCO’s career continues with literally his biggest challenge to date as he battles the young and massive bounty hunter Brody King.  

King, who is a dangerous combination of power and uncanny agility will be a test PCO.  However, PCO’s experience, durability and unorthodox approach to fights makes this a certified slobberknocker in the making.

See this battle of two monsters live!  You can purchase tickets now at MLWgo.com starting at just $10.

Wrestlers signed for the WAR GAMES® super card include:

WAR GAMES MATCH:

JOHN MORRISON, TOMMY DREAMER, KOTTO BRAZIL, BARRINGTON HUGHES & SHANE STRICKLAND

VS.

SAMI CALLIHAN, JIMMY HAVOC, ??? AND THE DEATH MACHINES

MEXICAN MASSACRE MATCH:

PENTAGON JR. (CORNERED BY KONNAN) VS. LA PARK (PRESENTED BY SALINA DE LA RENTA)

PCO VS. BRODY KING

ALSO:

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION LOW KI

WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION MAXWELL J. FRIEDMAN

“FILTHY” TOM LAWLOR

REY FENIX

THE HART FOUNDATION

THE DIRTY BLONDES WITH COLONEL PARKER

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

More matches and wrestlers will be announced in the coming days and weeks at MLW.com.  

MLW WAR GAMES® is an all ages event.

The War Memorial Auditorium is located at 800 NE 8th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.

Parking: The venue has a parking lot. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. There is a small fee for parking at the venue’s lot. 

MORE ABOUT MLW:

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment.

MLW Radio Network is the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day.

MLW content has been distributed commercially in in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, India, Denmark and Bangladesh among other territories.

Like MLW on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/majorleaguewrestling 

Follow MLW on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MLW

Follow MLW on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/majorleaguewrestling 

Learn more about MLW at: http://www.MLW.com 

 

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WWE News: More On Sin Cara’s Injury, What He Had Surgery For

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As it was noted yesterday, WWE Superstar Sin Cara was down in Birmingham, Alabama for an undisclosed injury with little details being revealed (read about that here). Of course, Birmingham is where Dr. Jeffrey Dugas is located, the man who does nearly all of the surgical procedures whenever any of the WWE’s performers are injured.

Sin Cara had been out of action since a SmackDown Live Event in Albany, Georgia on August 5th when he defeated Aiden English, but there was never any news regarding an injury. Late last night, Sin Cara took to Twitter to reveal that he had in fact undergone knee surgery with Dr. Dugas, but it’s still not known the exact nature of the procedure:

Translation: Today we did with Doctor Jeffrey Dugas a few small adjustments on my knee to get back with everything to my field 🤼♂️. The body is wise and tells you when to stop ✋️. But he also has memory and knows when to return 👊.

At this time, it’s unclear when Sin Cara will be able to return to the ring.

 

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WWE News: Non-Spoiler Preview For Tonight’s NXT (8/14/18)

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Although tonight’s episode of WWE NXT was previously recorded at Full Sail University, we at The Chairshot realize not everyone likes a spoiler. With that in mind, here’s a non-spoiler preview of what’s happening on NXT, the final episode before Saturday’s TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, which airs at 8PM EST on the WWE Network:

  • Tyler Bate meets The Undisputed Era’s Roderick Strong
  • The Street Profits look to make The Mighty kneel in Tag Team action
  • Can Aliyah slow down Kairi Sane’s momentum heading into TakeOver?
  • The Velveteen Dream has some final words for EC3
  • Will we find out who attacked Aleister Black?

Don’t forget to catch Mitchell’s WWE NXT Report. You can also catch instant reactions and join the conversation with members of The Chairshot staff on Twitter (@theCHAIRSHOTcom) beginning with the start of the show. So give us a follow!

 

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